Local Area Attractions
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Overlooking the North Platte River, this unique facility tells the story of America's westward expansion through the Trails Center's interactive exhibits and multi-media presentations. Nearly 500,000 people traveled the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express Trails between 1840 and 1870 and they all passed through Casper. Experience history!
On any summer evening in July, 1853 hundreds of emigrants could be found swarming all over Independence Rock, chiseling messages to others following behind. Many of the emigrants arrived here on the fourth of July, and that was cause for celebration. Pies were baked and revelry was shared. Please visit and see our names carved in the rock. (45 minute drive from the Kampground).
Three Crowns Golf Club
Three Crowns Golf Course is built on a former Amoco Oil Refinery site along the North Platte River. The golf course is built atop a remediation project that will be ongoing. The whole site is known as the Platte River Commons which consists of a golf course, business park, jogging trail, and parks, on approximately 350 acres of total area. The golf course is a 7,065 yard par 72 layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The course has 110 acres of playable turf and about 45 acres of native areas.